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Jeff Cohn Cellars

2018 Iron Hill Vineyard Zinfandel
2018 Iron Hill Vineyard Zinfandel
Organic Sonoma Valley Vineyard

Once again, this wine always takes me to the Northern Rhône Valley and totally mystifies me. The color is a dark black cherry red. The aromatic of black cherries covered in dark chocolate permeate from the glass, followed by lavender, air-dried beef and yes, a touch of iron (no kidding).

A medium-full palate, that has incredible focus and minerality that gives this wine its backbone. Loaded with dried black cherries, black currants and Valrhona Guanaja dark chocolate, and with that ever-present lavender and loamy notes make this a Zin like no other.

100% Organic Zinfandel 

Why This Wine?

Terroir - this site is pure volcanic rock, a 55° slope vineyard planted in an 55° amphitheater-style arrangement, with its big patch of lavender in the middle of the vins with large rosemary and lavender patches are planted around the vineyard; many large rock piles are scattered in and around the rows.

Different parts of the vineyard get full sun exposure throughout the day. All it takes is one look at this site and you know that something extraordinary will come from it. It's most Northern Rhône style Zinfandel I have ever tasted. It constantly amazes me every time I open a bottle, how beautiful this wine is and how as it ages gains layers and layers of complexity.

I look at the luxurious black red color that looks like no other Zinfandel that I have ever had, and then one swirl and the aromas are just as mysterious as its color. In a blind tasting this wine always reminds me of what a potential blend of a Cote Rôtie and a Syrah from Chateauneuf du Pape would be if they were blended together.

"Beautiful wine in fantastic shape!! Complex is an understatement. Cheers to you!🍷" - Adam E.

Vineyard Information 

From the top of the vineyard is a panoramic view of the town of Sonoma.

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Ratings

94+ Wine Advocate, 93+ Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Connoisseurs' Guide
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$55.00
 
SKU: 18IRON
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation
Iron Hill Vineyard
Alcohol %
1
Connoisseurs' Guide
90
Wine Advocate
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
93+ Jeb Dunnuck - The 2018 Zinfandel Iron Hill Vineyard reminds me of a top Châteauneuf with its red and black fruits, peppery herbs, violets, and herbes de Provence-like aromas and flavors. These all carry over to the palate, where the wine shows more classic Zinfandel cigar and cedary notes as well as medium to full-bodied richness, ripe yet firm tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish. This is another impeccably made, satisfying, age-worthy beauty from the talented Jeff Cohn! Give it a few years and enjoy over the following decade.
Vineyard Notes
Iron Hill Vineyard is organic and planted in an 55° amphitheater-style setting whereby different parts of the vineyard get full sun exposure throughout the day. Large rosemary and lavender patches are planted around the vineyard and many large rock piles are scattered in and around the vines. From the top of the vineyard is a panoramic view of the town of Sonoma.
Production Notes
85 cases made
Other Notes
In the Cohn Zone: drink now - 2030